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'Our Parish Matters'.... April Issue
Hello again, little has happened over the last couple of months apart from some snow, more snow and temperatures we could well do without, but I write these notes with blue sky outside my window and sunshine pouring through it .... long may it continue...and it would be nice to hit double figures degrees centigrade very soon! Just a few developments to report......
Public rights of way, Great Smeaton to Appleton Wiske - this item remains on our to do list, but there has been some activitu along the route and we will once again be persuing our NYCC Ranger to see if we can enjoy the peace and tranquility of our local footpath this summer.
Hornby Green Parish Trees - the necessary work has now been completed.
Community oil purchasing scheme - the March order was for 19250 litres over 28 deliveries and 60.5p per litre showing about 4p per litre saving over a private order placed a couple of days later. An excellent result and many thank Jim. Please contact Jim on 881354 for details if you are not already in the club. The next ordering date has been brought forward to the beginning of May due to a likely higher usage over the last few weeks (and I need to re-order!)
Parking on Great Smeaton village green - a polite reminder that the hard standing opposite the Village Hall can be used for parking of cars..but not all day, not overnight and not by commercial vehicles at any time. It is an excellent facility for those on the school run, those attending a Village Hall function or those out for refreshment at the Black Bull....please do not abuse this arrangement or we may lose it!
Superfast Broadband - yes it's still on it's way! ....and the observant will have noticed a new BT box being installed on the corner of Hornby Lane and Smeaton High Street , which when operational should give us a much better signal and faster broadband.
Traffic Calming - this issue has been raised by a number of Great Smeaton Parishioners especially on the approach to the Village from Northallerton. The volume and speed of traffic has now been evaluated. I was gobsmacked to find that over 18,000 vehicles travelled in each direction (thats 37,000 vehicles in total, albeit some vehicles will have been counted at least twice) during the first week of February. 15% of vehicles were travelling in excess of 38mph and as a result Hambleton District placed a speed matrix in the village to remind drivers of the restriction. We will request that this matrix be placed at regular intervals.
Finally just to say that this report is my own version of recent developments within the Parish, and do not necessarily represent the view of the last Parish Council Meeting, held at the end of March. Parish Council Minutes can be found at the Hambleton District Council website,
Neil Frost, Chairman, Smeatons with Hornby Parish Council (tel 881560).
For previous Our Parish Matters updates, please see the Archive page in the News section of this website
The Oil Club now boasts 66 members. The March order was for 19250 litres, the biggest order to date. This was placed with NRG if Stokesley at 60.5p per litre. The highest price quoted was 64.83p per litre. NRG do charge slightly more for 500 litre drops so for the very best price try to gauge your tanks to take advantage of the lower price. Again thanks to Jim Sheppard for his efforts.
Some of you may remember John Marshall of East Cowton who now runs A1 tank Services Ltd near Scotch Corner. If anyone requires a new oil tank or advice on their existing one John can be contacted on 07725 358349. More details can also be found on website www.a1tanks.co.uk - just say you saw his name on this website for a discount !!!!
We must all be aware of the security of our homes businesses and other property. It is a disappointing fact that recent crime statistics for our areas highlight that in the majority of cases in relation to domestic house burglary and business premises entry has been made by the criminals not by forced entry but by windows and doors being left insecure by their owners. Making sure that we are all checking these simple things should also ensure that our crime figures will be even lower than they are now and keeping the criminals opportunities to a minimum.
However having said all that, it must be remembered that the county of North Yorkshire continues to be one of the safest and lowest crime areas in the country and your dedicated local Safer Neighbourhood Teams of Police officers, Community Police Support officers and Special Constables continue to work hard on your behalf.
Our Parish Contacts are:
Neil Frost, Church View, Great Smeaton 881560
Guy Newnam, West View, Hornby 07725 898883
MORE IMPORTANTLY! We should be diligent in our everyday life to report anything suspicious.
EMERGENCIES call 999 NON-EMERGENCIES call 101
This website is sponsored by the Smeatons with Hornby Parish Council, Great Smeaton Players and The Black Bull Public House Great Smeaton. Thanks to all concerned.
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